Who will be the next coach of the U.S. men's soccer team?
U.S. soccer has fired head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
The team announced the news today.
Today we made the difficult decision of parting ways with Jurgen Klinsmann, our head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team and Technical Director.
We want to thank Jurgen for his hard work and commitment during these last five years. He took pride in having the responsibility of steering the program, and there were considerable achievements along the way.
Many are aware of the historic victories, including leading us out of the Group of Death to the Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but there were also lesser publicized efforts behind the scenes. He challenged everyone in the U.S. Soccer community to think about things in new ways, and thanks to his efforts we have grown as an organization and expect there will be benefits from his work for years to come.
Who will be the next head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team?
Perhaps a former USMNT coach - Bruce Arena.
Arena, 65, is considered by many to be the favorite to replace Klinsmann. He's currently the manager of the Los Angeles Galaxy and served as the USMNT coach from 1998-2006.
Sam Borden, a European sports correspondent for the New York Times, says Arena is the "likely" replacement.
Arena went 75-28-27 as the United States Men's National Team's head coach. The U.S. decided to not renew his contract after a disappointing 2006 World Cup during which the USMNT finished in last place in its group and failed to reach the knockout round. He was replaced by Bob Bradley.
Who do you want the U.S. to hire, USMNT fans? Arena seems like the probable choice, though it would be pretty weird to hire someone you basically fired.